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Prayers, Pledges & Roll Call »

2:00 P.M. – INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


Council Member Edwards


ROLL CALL AND ADOPT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Public Speakers »

PUBLIC SPEAKERS

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Admin Report »

ADMIN REPORT

REPORT FROM CITY CONTROLLER AND THE CITY ADMINISTRATION REGARDING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE CITY including but not limited to, a revenue, expenditure and encumbrance report for the General Fund, all special revenue funds and all enterprise funds, and a report on the status of bond funds

Hearings »

HEARINGS

1.  PUBLIC HEARING to provide a Resolution of No Objection to the 4% Tax Credit application of ANNA DUPREE TERRACE LP, 10012 Cullen Boulevard - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


2.  PUBLIC HEARING to provide a Resolution of No Objection to the 4% Tax Credit application of HOUSTON LEASED HOUSING ASSOCIATES VI LLLP, 500 West Airtex

Mayor's Report

MAYOR'S REPORT

Consent Agenda »

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA NUMBERS 3 through 46


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERING


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS - NUMBERS 5 through 8


PURCHASING AND TABULATION OF BIDS


7.  ADVANCED PUBLIC SAFETY for Software Maintenance and Support Services for the Electronic Citation Software PocketCitation for the Houston Police Department - 3 Years - $203,489.11 - General Fund


ORDINANCES - NUMBERING


ORDINANCES - NUMBERS 9 through 46


ORDINANCES


10.  ORDINANCE supplementing Ordinance No. 2009-1118 relating to the issuance of City of Houston, Texas, Combined Utility System Commercial Paper Notes, Series B-3; authorizing the substitution of a credit facility, the execution and delivery of a Reimbursement Agreement, Bank Fee Letter, a Co-Bond Counsel Agreement, and approving an updated offering memorandum in connection therewith; resolving other matters related thereto


18.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing third amendment to contract between the City of Houston and the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON for Routine HIV Screening Services


41.  ORDINANCE de-appropriating $210,343.00 out of Police Consolidated Construction Fund (Approved by Ordinance No. 2015-0324); appropriating $1,166,343.00 out of Police Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding construction contract to GADBERRY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC for the HPD Westside Vehicle Maintenance Roof Replacement and Wall Repairs; setting a deadline for the proposer's execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance and other required contract documents to the City; holding the proposer in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding forengineering and material testing services, roof inspection services, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by Police Consolidated Construction Fund - DISTRICT F - LE


43.  ORDINANCE appropriating $1,914,439.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to VAUGHT SERVICES, LLC for Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation And Renewal; setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for engineering and testing, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


46.  ORDINANCE No. 2017-919, passed second reading December 6, 2017 ORDINANCE granting to WASTE TRANSFER PARTNERS, LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions  THIRD AND FINAL READING

Consideration of Matters Removed From Consent Agenda »

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

5.  SCOTT TECHNOLOGIES, INC dba SCOTT SAFETY for EPIC 3 Communication Systems for the Houston Fire Department - $628,656.60 - Equipment Acquisition Consolidated Fund


6.  AMEND MOTION NO. 2015-0782, 11/10/15, TO INCREASE spending authority from $753,750.00 to $1,017,562.50 for Recreational, Educational, and Miscellaneous Supplies for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, awarded to S&S WORLDWIDE, INC - General and Park Special Revenue Fund


8.  AMEND MOTION NO. 2013-0365, 06/5/13, TO INCREASE spending authority from $1,442,066.95 to $1,748,583.69 for Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Preform Materials for the Department of Public Works & Engineering, awarded to FLINT TRADING, INC - Dedicated Drainage & Street Renewal Fund


9.  ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 11 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS, relating to consolidation of Residential Burglar Alarm Permits, transfer of Burglar Alarm Permits, refund of Burglar Alarm Permit Fees and False Alarm Penalties


12.  ORDINANCE authorizing the acceptance of a subaward to the City of Houston (“City”) from the GENERAL LAND OFFICE (“GLO”) of up to $424,503,813.96 in federal funds pursuant to Section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (“Act”) and approving and authorizing an Interlocal Agreement, and Amendment No. 1 thereto,  between the City and the GLO for the provision of direct housing assistance to individuals and households displaced from their residences as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey


13.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to contract between the City of Houston and COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS OF HOUSTON/HARRIS COUNTY extending the term of the contract and providing up to $130,000.00 in additional Community Development Block Grant Funds for the continuation of strategic homeless planning services/activities


14.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to contract between the City of Houston and HOUSTON SRO HOUSING CORPORATION to extend the term of the contract and provide up to $161,051.00 in additional Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the operation of a single room occupancy/community residence and the provision of other supportive services


15.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing amendment to the amended and restated Loan Agreement between the City of Houston and NAUTICAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING, INC, joined by HOUSTON 5110 GRIGGS ROAD RESIDENTIAL, LP,  to permit the creation of a condominium regime at a 222 unit mixed income apartment development, located in Houston, Texas, near the intersection of Griggs Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard, whose construction has been partially funded by city-provided Performance-Based Loans of Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief Program - Rental Housing Projects Round 2 Funds - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


16.  ORDINANCE amending City of Houston Ordinance Nos. 2014-337 passed April 23, 2014, as amended; and 2017-516 passed July 19, 2017, which authorized the submission of the  2014 and 2017 Annual Action Plans, including the applications/budgets for the  Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Grant, among others to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development


17.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing second amendment to contract between the City of Houston and HOUSTON AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC, extending the term of the contract and providing up to $1,828,150 in additional Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Funds for the continuing administration of a Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program and Short Term Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program, along with supportive services, and the operation of a Transitional Medical Respite Facility


19.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing the Mayor to accept grant offers up to $85,000,000.00 from the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION for projects at George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston, William P. Hobby Airport and Ellington Airport; declaring the City’s eligibility for such grants - DISTRICTS B - DAVIS, E - MARTIN and I - GALLEGOS


20.  ORDINANCE appropriating $600,000.00 out of Park & Recreation Dedication Fund; approving and authorizing Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston, Texas, and the OLD SIXTH WARD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY for the construction of improvements to Dow Elementary Park - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


21.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 303 Hawthorne Drive in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT C - COHEN


22.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 709 Kipling Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT C - COHEN


23.   ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 402 Marshall Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT C - COHEN


24.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 104 West 12th Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT C - COHEN


25.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 215 West 16th Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT C - COHEN


26.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 2622 Riverside Drive in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


27.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 2147 Pelham Drive in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT G - TRAVIS


28.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 1203 Edwards Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


29.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 818 Highland Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


30.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 800 Sampson Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


31.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 1811 Shearn Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


32.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 515 Woodland Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT H - CISNEROS


33.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 820 Fannin in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture of taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


34.  ORDINANCE providing for an ad valorem tax exemption on a historical site located at 1121 Walker Street in Houston, Texas; containing findings and other provisions relating to the foregoing subject; providing for the revocation of such tax exemption and the recapture or taxes upon the occurrence of stated events - DISTRICT I - GALLEGOS


36.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing first amendment to the Natural Gas Supply Agreement between the City of Houston and CENTERPOINT ENERGY SERVICES, INC to provide natural gas to the City of Houston; amending Ordinance Number 2016-0400 (Passed on May 25, 2016) to increase the maximum contract - 1 Year - $6,759,278.92 - Central Service Revolving Fund


37.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing fourth amendment to agreement for Maintenance and Operational Support of the Consolidated Dispatching System at the Houston Emergency Center between the City of Houston and NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (Formerly NORTHROP GRUMMAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INC) (Approved by Ordinance No. 2001-0818)


38.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing a contract between the City of Houston and MOTIVA ENTERPRISES, LLC. through the inter-local purchase agreement with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas for the Fleet Management Department; providing a maximum contract amount - $15,985,454.00 - Fleet Management Fund


39.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 2009-1372, as amended, approving and authorizing second amendment to an agreement between the City of Houston and PHOENIX BUSINESS, INC to extend the contract term for SAP consulting services for the Houston Information Technology Services- Revolving Fund


40.  ORDINANCE de-appropriating $207,000.00 out of Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund (Approved by Ordinance No. 2016-0404); appropriating $629,584.50 out of Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund, $74,000.00 out of Reimbursement of Equipment/Projects Fund, $53,000.00 out of Parks Consolidated Construction Fund and $6,395.50 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund; awarding construction contract to LANDSCAPE ART, INC for Lansdale Pavilion, Fonde Dog Park & Forum Playground; setting a deadline for the proposer's execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance and other required contract documents to the City; holding the proposer in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for engineering and materials testing services, inspection services and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Parks & Recreation Dedication Fund, the Reimbursement of Equipment/Projects Fund, the Parks Consolidated Construction Fund and the Contributed Capital Project Fund - DISTRICTS I - GALLEGOS and J - LASTER


42.  ORDINANCE appropriating $2,801,515.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to PORTLAND UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC for wastewater collection system rehabilitation and renewal; setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for engineering and testing, and contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


44.  ORDINANCE No. 2017-946, passed first reading December 6, 2017 ORDINANCE granting to ROYAL SERVICES COMPANY LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions - SECOND READING


45.  ORDINANCE No. 2017-918, passed second reading December 6, 2017 ORDINANCE granting to MMG BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC., a Texas Corporation, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions  THIRD AND FINAL READING

Matters Held »

MATTERS HELD

47.  ORDINANCE relating to the Fiscal Affairs of the MEMORIAL CITY REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY on behalf of REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER SEVENTEEN, CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS (MEMORIAL CITY ZONE); approving the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget for the Authority and the Fiscal Years 2018-2022 Capital Improvements Budget for the Zone - DISTRICTS A - STARDIG and G - TRAVIS POSTPONED BY MOTION #2017-707, 11/29/17 This was Item 20 on Agenda of November 29, 2017


48.  ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2011-1132, as amended, to increase the maximum contract amount; approving and authorizing a second amendment to a contract between the City and THE DEAN G. PAPPAS LAW FIRM PLLC (formerly known as Pappas & Suchma, P.C.) for Professional Legal Services relating to the Workers' Compensation Benefits Program DELAYED BY MOTION #2017-708, 11/29/17 This was Item 26 on Agenda of November 29, 2017


49.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Task Order Contract between the City of Houston and VERGEL GAY & ASSOCIATES, LLC for Professional Project Management Services; providing a maximum contract amount POSTPONED BY MOTION #2017-709, 11/29/17 This was Item 64 on Agenda of November 29, 2017


50.  MOTION by Council Member Robinson/Seconded by Council Member Knox to adopt recommendation from the Director of the Houston Emergency Center for approval of the GREATER HARRIS COUNTY 9-1-1 EMERGENCY NETWORK for Fiscal Year 2018 Budget  January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS STARDIG and KUBOSH This was Item 2 on Agenda of December 6, 2017


51.  ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Professional Services Agreement for Legal Services between the City of Houston and SUSMAN GODFREY, LLP, for representation of the City in the case styled: City of Houston v. Towers Watson & Co: Civil Action No. 14-CV-02213; making certain findings as required by state law; establishing a maximum contract amount    $450,000.00 - Property & Casualty Fund - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KUBOSH This was Item 19 on Agenda of December 6, 2017


52.  ORDINANCE appropriating $3,000,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and $1,000,000.00 out of the Street & Traffic Control & Storm Drainage DDSRF for Fiscal Year 2018 funding for Developer Participation Contracts (Approved by Ordinance No. 2008-0307, as amended) - TAGGED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KUBOSH This was Item 26 on Agenda of December 6, 2017

Non Consent - Matters to be Presented By Council Members »

NON CONSENT - MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS - Council Member Green first
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